BREVETS DE RANDONNEUR MONDIAUX (BRMs) are rides of fixed distances that are to be completed within specified time limits, having successfully passed through pre-determined time controls. BRMs worldwide are approved and governed by Audax Club Parisien (ACP). All Brevets are conducted in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of ACP. The body that has the sole authority for conducting and overseeing all Randonneuring and Audax events in India is Audax India Randonneurs (AIR). BRM - Brevets de Randonneurs Mondiaux and Les Randonneurs Mondiaux Events offered by AIR in India.
A randonneuring event is called a randonée or brevet (pronounced breh-VAY), and a rider who has completed a 200 km event is called a randonneur. The most common type of event is a brevet, referring to the certificate or card (called brevet in French) the participant receives signifying completion of a particular distance. Randonneur events are 200 km, 300 km, 400 km, 600 km, 1000 km, and 1200 km. The longer events are held over multiple days. Along the course, you check in at various places to show that you completed the entire course. During longer events, sleep breaks are planned at intermediate points. In the end, you get officially homologated and have an option to request a medal if you complete the course within the time limit. If you like going fast, there usually is a group who try to see how quickly they can complete the course. But the results are listed alphabetically, and everybody gets the same medal, so it is not a race. Our long rides are challenging for anybody, but every finisher is a winner.
Randonneuring requires people to meet challenges and succeed though physical and mental endurance. While not easy at all, it allows people with various abilities to slowly expand the scope of their abilities. Being out on the roads day and night at your own personal risk, but in the companionship of fellow riders, who are going through the same challenge makes it a vehicle for personal transformation. There are many stories of growth, health and transformation that have been enabled by the activity of Randonneuring! An extensive array of dates, such as in this year’s AIR calendar, is a reflection of this commitment to Randonneurs in India.
200 Km – 13.5 Hrs | 300 Km – 20 Hrs | 400 Km – 27 Hrs | 600 Km – 40 Hrs | 1000 Km – 75 Hrs | 1200 Km – 90 Hrs | Fleche – 24 Hrs